Learn Product Management

Kickstart your Product Management journey with our unique Product Management course designed and taught by industry leaders who will hold you by the hand and help you have a hassle free transitioning into Product management

Join Skillup Africa's Product Management Course - Cohort Two

In line with the goals of Skillup Africa to make premium Tech Skills training accessible and affordable for young Africans, we introduced an intensive hybrid Product Management course that will help professionals trying to get into tech through Product Management or others who want to amplify their knowledge and experience in Tech, launch into Product Management. Our curriculum has been carefully created in line with global standards to help you become an all-around Product Manager from the get-go. 

Our Product Management Course is
Detailed,Intensive,Interractive,Project-based,Practical,Rewarding

Why Product Management?

There is an extremely high demand for Product Managers

Every development team needs at least one Product Manager but in many cases (especially in Africa), most teams have none. It has now become a reality that to build products that work, Product Management is key, hence the surge in demand for PMs. In the US alone, there are more than 100,000 PM roles that go unfilled for several months. As technology continue to advance and the need for tech solution increases, the need for product managers also increases

Paying or not?

PM is a highly rewarding career

A report by Hiring trends in the US reveals that some of the highest paid employees in Silicon Valley are Product Managers. There is a sustained global demand for Product Managers and this has increased the value of Product Management and the general PM offerings. If you are already a business professional, Product Management is one of the few skills you can learn in few weeks and sporadically increase your current value and employability. 

Can I become a Product Manager?

Irrespective of your discipline and experience you can become an exceptional Product Manager

Whether you have a background in Engineering, Biological Sciences, Law, Marketing, Human resources management, Project management, Arts, Music or whatever field, you can become an amazing Product Manager with the the right resources, which this course provides. Your past experience or knowledge will further make you a more versatile Product Manager.

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Course Structure

The course is a 6 days/week (Monday – Saturday) program. We recommend that you schedule 2 hours each day for an optimal experience. 

  1. Self-paced learning: Monday – Wednesday
  2. Group Discussion: Thursday
  3. Group Case study presentation: Friday
  4. Live Class: Saturday

Week One

Introduction To Product Management

This gets you familiar with what Product Management is and what it is not with a general overview of the product including the product lifecycle and the need of Product Management. Participants also get introduced to the common Product Management lingual and concepts

Week Two

Understanding Users, Competitive and Market Research

We dive deeper into the concept of the user/ customer, competitor/ market, ideas/ opportunities and a lot more in between. Participants will learn how to extensively carryout research and analysis on each of the listed pairs

Week Three

Customer research & Design thinking

Learners will learn more about customers and their importance to Product Management and Product Development as a whole. They also will learn how to solve complex problems by creating viable solutions using design thinking methodologies

Week Four

Experimenting

Learners will learn how to build products with great product-market fit by the use of customer-centric approaches. Learners will also learn how to define and prioritize features of a product for optimal efficiency with an in-depth studies into how to run experiments

Week Five

MVPs

Learners will learn more about the concept of MVPs and the different types and methods that exist. This also includes rapid prototyping and testing in order to develop the best efficient version of the product in record time. Learners will also be able to measure the efficiency of their MVP methods

Week Six

Building the product

This covers all the roles of a Product Manager in the actual development of the product from wireframing to creating epics to sprint planning and then defining the metrics for measuring success. Learners will be introduced to Industry leading software solutions for managing product development

Week Seven

Product Marketing Management

This covers the roles of a Product Manager in taking the product to market, driving adoption and tracking progress. This also includes extensive lessons on how to work with all stakeholders in the product lifecycle with tips on how best to position for a PM role

Week Eight

Agile (Scrum) Methodologies

This bonus week is an intensive course that was ideally the Scrum Master Certification exam preparatory course (valued at $200). The course covers all that is needed to pass the examination in a single sitting. The course is a deep dive into Scrum, its methodologies, guiding principles and applications

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Week Nine & Ten

Personal/Group Project

Participants will be required to carryout personal projects with some simulations similar to real life scenario to help them fully understand the concept of product management and to be able to hit the ground running after the training. Learners also work in groups to deliver a project

Meet our Faculty

Meet the awesome professionals who have volunteered to share their knowledge thereby making this training possible and affordable for you. 

Aditi Agarwal

Aditi Agarwal

Director, American Express, USA

Aditi is an Agile Coach with over 22 years of experience in product development and management. She is a published author with several books on product management. She is an Agile guru who has trained over 50,000 students on Udemy alone. She is the founder of the Agile Academy among many other achievements. She is passionate about teaching product development

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Tobi 'Lobiyi

Tobi 'Lobiyi

With a background in Digital marketing, working with some of the biggest brands in Africa, Tobi migrated to managing projects on Facebook and Whatsapp at Meta for over 5 years now. He brings a unique mix to the product management course based on his experience working on projects at the Meta company. He is very passionate about teaching.

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Olu Asuni

Olu Asuni

Business Analysis Lead, MTN South Africa

Olu is a Business Analysis professional with over 14 years of experience in building products and businesses. He holds a number of certifications including the IIBA CBAPIIBA CPOAPMI PMP and ITIL Foundation. He co-founded vLearnHQ.com where he and others connect young Africans with world-class learning opportunities in such disciplines as Design Thinking, Business Analysis and Project Manage. He loves to share his wealth of experience with young Africans and does that excellently well via several channels.

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'Dele Osunmakinde

'Dele Osunmakinde

Agile Coach | Scrum Professional

A Philomath and a Polymath with over 20 years of experience in business and growing businesses and enterprises. He is a certified Scrum Master and a Certified Product Owner. He teaches a Certified Scrum Master certificate preparatory course and has taught about 500 individuals many of whom are now certified Scrum masters. He currently teaches Management, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship at De Montfort University

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Akintunde Opawole

Akintunde Opawole

Product Manager, Nextail. Spain

Akin is a certified Product Manager, with over 7 years experience in building B2B, B2C Saas and Paas innovative products across different verticals. He has managed and led teams of developers, scrum masters and business analysts to build e-commerce platforms, Data Analytics Dashboards, OCR Applications, Workflow Applications using agile scrum methodology. He is a very passionate teacher who likes to impact lives by sharing his Knowledge and ex periences 

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Temitayo Diadem Adegoke

Temitayo Diadem Adegoke

Product Specialist, Nigeria

In the last 11 years of his professional experience, Temitayo has worked as a professional in all roles in the product lifecycle (design, research, software development, testing, marketing and growth) he has led the development of more than 15 startups and a number of other products. He currently works as the product lead for 3 different companies and does consulting with firms as regards product development. He is the Provost of Skillup Africa and also leads a number of startups. 

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Earn A Skillup Africa Product Management Certification

You get a certificate of completion for completing the course requirements (this is for all participants who completes the course) and a certificate of achievement for satisfactorily completing all course requirements.

Upon completion of the course and meeting all requirements, participants will get a professional certificate to affirm their knowledge. This certificate is shared both in hard and soft copies and can also be linked to your LinkedIn profile with a unique link for reference.
Testimonials

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Join the Class

Join the 10 week long intensive course and begin a career as a Product Manager in 2022.

Actual Price: ₦60,000 ($90)

50% Scholarship has been provided for the first 30 participants by the generosity of our trainers who are offering the training at no cost as a means of giving back.

Discounted Price
₦30,000 ($45)

Valid only for the first 30 slots
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